Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
.s. drone attacks killed 38 suspected taliban fighters in northwest pakistan within a 12 hour period overnight. the attacks followed the obama administration suspension of more than one-third of u.s. military aid to pakistan. it's an indication that the white house does not intend to stop the unmanned drone program which is the source of tension with pakistan. >>> in syria, angry mobs attacked the u.s. embassy. demonstrators burned the american flag and ripped the letters off the front of the embassy building. protests come after the u.s. ambassador to syria criticized the syrian government's crack down on the uprising. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the embassy attack. >> if anyone including president ha sad thinks that the united states is secretly hoping the regime will emerge from this turmoil to continue its brutality and repression, they are wrong. >> protesters loyal to president asad and the government also targeted the frenchment embassy. it's believed they are upset by a visit of u.s. and french ambassadors to the opposition city last week. >>> time now 5:15.
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
hearing that the cia ran a phony vacscation program in pakistan where osama bin laden was hiding to get dna evidence proving he was there. "the new york times" says the pakistani can doctor who ran the programs had temporary access to the program but never saw osama bin laden himself. the doctor arnt apparently was not able -- the doctor apparently was not able to get samples. that doctor has been arrested now. >>> in bane gla dish -- bangladesh, students are dead after a bus accident. 15 children made it out alive. >>> the u.s. house in washington votes today on the kind of light bulbs you will be able to use. the republicans want to pass a law from a couple of years ago that requires more energy- efficient bulbs. >> reporter: dave, the battle cry for republicans is to save traditional light bulbs. they say the federal requirement that bulbs be more energy efficient is too expensive for consumers and an example of government going too far. but democrats are pushing back. they say the new, compact, flores ent l.e.d. bulbs will -- fluorescent led lull bees will protect the country from p
Jul 14, 2011 4:30am PDT
is pakistan has condemned the violence. >>> president obama and congressional leaders will meet for the fifth day in a row today still far apart on a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling. by all accounts, the group had a tense two hour meeting yesterday. president obama became frustrated with republicans who were suggesting only a month's long debt limit increase now. the president has said he will not support a short-term solution. reportedly president obama walked out of the meeting warning republicans not to call his bluff. >>> the chinese government is now expressing concern about the lack of progress in the negotiations on increasing the debt limit. that follows a warning by investor service that the u.s. may lose its top credit rating in the coming weeks if the government is unsuccessful in raising that limit. china currently holds more than $1 trillion in u.s. treasury debt. >>> ktvu's washington d.c. bureau is scheduled to sit down for a one on one interview with the president today. you can see that exclusive interview with the president this afternoon right here on ktvu channel 2